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Seattle Art Museum

100 University Street, Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA 98101-2902
206-654-3100
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Ranked #42 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Description: This post-modern structure houses an impressive and eclectic collection.
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We started on the ground floor with a good American silver collection. Very interesting Japanese collection. Special exhibition of contemporary Indian art including a red plastic Gandhi with iPad. Moving on from valuable N American artefacts then found a Ucello (only recently saw the Hunt in Oxford) so a brilliant collection not to be missed.

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Hamilton, NJ
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70 attraction reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

One just has to visit this wonderful museum. The daring innovation of the museum design by itself is definitely worth one's time. The European collection is rather small, but there are quite a few great artworks, including Gustave Caillebotte scarcely represented elsewhere. The absolute must is the section dedicated to the Northwestern School where Mark Tobey, Morris Graves and other... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed wondering around the art museum, very diverse exhibits, from European art, Pacific Northwest Art, Modern Art. Really loved the china room(dishes), amazing collection. Loved the lobby, what else would you do with old white ford taurus.

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Seattle Art Museum is the best! One of my favorite attractions in Seattle! Good location! I really enjoyed it very much! It's worth it! I like the souvenir shops are nice! The staff working there are nice & helpful!

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Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

In recent weeks my wife and I have taken in museums and galleries in Vancouver, New York and Washington. We have been suffering some degree of sensory overload and were apprehensive about more. SAM is a pleasant surprise. It is spacious and uncluttered. The curation and display qualities are superb. Each piece is given its own space. So its a... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I really liked this museum, there was so much see, so many exhibits and pieces of art from all around the world and all through out history. Loved it! Decent student discount... and pretty cool gift shop.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Let me be perfectly honest; art and taste are subjective, however I want to let everyone know what to expect at the SAM. As you enter the lobby, you will notice FIVE, that's right five Ford Tauruses hanging from the ceiling. Now, if this is art, then Henry Ford is a genius. I tmakes me want to rush right out... More

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San Jose, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Spent two hours in this medium-sized museum on a Friday afternoon when visiting Seattle. It is very well curated (in my novice museum mind), and each of the sections told a great story about the kind of art in the region/time. There were a huge number of time periods and geographical locations represented, from modern Chihuly glass to modern art... More

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92 reviews 92 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The museum was a short walk from our hotel and we arrived as it opened at 10 AM. The exhibits upstairs were just lovely. There was a fine collections of tribal masks and hats from Africa, the Salish People, as well as a beautiful piece by El Anatsui and a beautiful example of different types of African cloth all woven... More

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Rochester, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Take the time to visit the SAM - it's worth the visit. We saw a wonderful exhibit of Northwestern Modern Artists - enjoyed it very much! The restaurant is fantastic also.

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